18
Feb

On-site Sewage Systems & Unfunded Mandates

On-site sewage systems (OSS) remains an important public health topic in practice and also in policy and the legislature. Each session, there are several bills posted addressing OSS from all different perspectives.  This past week, an OSS bill from the last session made a reappearance. HB 1476 (Peterson) passed the House floor and was referred to Energy, Environment, and Technology

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17
Feb

Laura’s Bill List – Week 7

House of origin cutoff occurred Wednesday, February 14th and very few bills are left from what we were originally tracking. In regards to land use bills, The State Building Code Council bill (HB 1622) is now in State Government in the Senate. This language clarifies member’s qualifications, administration support by DES, a change in licensing fees for architects, and an

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12
Feb

Update on Laura’s Bills Still Moving

Land Use Bills There are a few land use bills we are watching for floor action. HB 2931 would increase energy efficiency requirements on residential buildings under the permit fee statute. It has been amended to change the lower efficiency requirement be the default standard. Also in the House is HB 2023 from last year that would preempt the effective

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5
Feb

Laura’s Bills – Moving & Dead

Land Use Bills Still Moving Forward HB 1987 – Allows affordable housing on property owned by a religious organization with higher density based on local circumstances and only applies to counties with a population greater than one hundred twenty-five thousand. HB 2931 – Increases energy efficiency requirements on residential buildings under the permit fee statute SB 6109 – Requires the International

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